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northeast are traveling here to pay their respects. one woman drove three hours from massachusetts to bringing teddy bears. >> the bear is for each child. >> reporter: there was no school today, so some parents brought their children to a local recreation center to have some fun. >> exactly what the kids need after such a, you know, terrible tragedy. >> reporter: crews are renovating an old school in a nearby town for students who survived the shooting. it's expected the building will be ready for classes later this week. sandy hook elementary school remains a crime scene and it is not known if it will ever reopen. one of the questions the biggest question is why. why did the gunman strike this particular school? why did he use such violence to kill the children? they are hoping to find some answers when they get a chance to talk to two of the staff members who survived the shooting. live in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. randall, have investigators learned anything as to how adam
lanza gained access to these high powered ammunition? >> reporter: we know that his mother obtained those weapons legally. they were applied for. she had to fill out a lot of paperwork to get them. we don't know whether she kept locked. we don't know whether he had permission to use them whenever he wanted to. we know she took him with her to shooting ranges several times over the course of the past several years. today we learned from investigators that both adam lanza and his mother had made visits to multiple gun ranges. so obviously, he was familiar with weapons with his mother's permission. whether he had access to those firearms, we can't say at this time. >> randall pinkston in newtown, connecticut, thank you. schools throughout the bay area are reviewing their security procedures, following friday's tragedy in connecticut. ann notarangelo is in antioch where they admit there is a limit to what they can do to
keep students safe. >> reporter: schools in the bay area have long been prepared for natural disasters. think of an earthquake. but friday reminded all of us but specifically the schools that we need to better prepared for something much more sinister. >> how do you adequately prepare for something like this? it's beyond anyone's expectation. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everything's worst nightmare. [ sirens ] >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that
without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practices as they do twice a year. >> lock their classroom. keep the students away from the door and the windows. they listen for further instructions. if the intruder is on a certain side of the campus, where it's safe to evacuate their classroom, they will be instructed to evacuate to get out of harm's way. >> reporter: san ramon sent out this letter to reassure parents and districtwide they have another issue to tack am. new schools are built with safety in mind a circling of the wagons structure. older schools are open and vulnerable. >> i think one of the things we are going to look at without question is physical layouts of schools. >> reporter: the school districts i spoke with today say they don't want to see
metal detectors and armed guards at these schools. that's the climate they want for students. in antioch, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. california senator dianne feinstein says she will introduce a bill next month to ban assault weapons. >> here in this elementary school, look what happened. 6-year-olds with three to eleven bullets from this bushmaster in their body 20 of them. is this america?! i don't think so. >> senator feinstein also wants to ban big ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. she is not the only politician speaking out. >> we are the only industrialized country that has this problem in the whole world, the only one. and that's why we need immediate national action from the president and from congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg also pushing for tougher national gun regulations. the mayor was surrounded today
by dozens of people whose lived have been affected by gun violence. and california could provide a reality check when it comes to a bitter fight over gun control laws. cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us the state has its own history of gun tragedies, new laws and loopholes. grace. >> reporter: that's right. we may have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. senator leland yee says we're not going far enough. his bill to add gun control actually failed last year. this time around, he is facing power gun rights lobbyists but says he is not afraid of a tough fight. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assault weapons in california. we though it couldn't get any worse. >> the connecticut shooting is a wake-up call for america. >> reporter: until now, with 20 children shot and killed in
newtown, connecticut, senator leland yee says it's time to stop the mayhem. he wants to reintroduce the bullet button ban which failed last year. the bullet button allows gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines because you can simply use a tool in this case a bullet to release the magazine. >> it's as if we don't have an assault weapons ban in the state of california with the bullet buttons assault rifle. what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> reporter: senator yee wants to go further by adding yearly background checks on gun owners and mental health evaluations, put limits on ammunition, and increase safe gun storage requirements. >> right now people are being reactionary but the laws have no impact. >> reporter: gene hoffman is the chair of cal guns and fights for gun rights. but he does not believe bans on assault weapons or other gun
parts are the way to prevent violence. >> if we're serious about trying to make these things stop happening, we have it notice that they always happen in what are gun free zones. certainly i don't know that we are going to be able to get guns in schools. maybe we can do that with police officers. but my gosh, why can't we have tasers for administrators and teachers? >> reporter: leland yee says part of the reason his bullet button ban failed last year is because it could be happened by the state attorney general, kamala harris. her spokesman said today that that may be true but she said it would be a losing battle if she changed regulations and the better more effective way is to go through the state legislature. so we'll see, liz. >> thank you. the shooting in connecticut may have prompted the biggest turnout ever for a bay area gun buy-back. oakland police say they got 596 weapons on saturday including three assault rifles. people lined up for blocks to drop off up to 2 firearms each for $200 apiece.
no questions asked. similar buy-back was held in san francisco. a private donor funded the buy- back. it was a call for help they will never forget. the bay area police officers who suddenly found themselves caring for a newborn baby. how they saved that child's life. >> plus, the sights, the sounds, the smells of the holiday season. why nothing you experience at the mall is an accident. it's all designed to manipulate your wallet. >> we are four days away from the first official day of winter. but felt like it over the weekend, didn't it? it was chilly and cloudy. we had some showers. guess what. we did it again today and we're not done yet. find out when we finally will break out of this wintry pattern. your forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,
an east bay regional park a a reported rape. the victim says her attacker security has been stepped up at an east bay regional park after a reported rape. the victim says that her attacker grabbed her from
behind as she walked the madrone trail wednesday. they he assaulted her. the man is described as clean- shaven in his 40s about 5'10", 180 pounds, light brown hair, olive complexion and walking a heavy-set brown and white dog. other bay area headlines four people temporarily homeless after a two-alarm fire tore through the oakland apartment building. it broke out in morning on the top floor of the third story complex near warfield. no one was hurt but the fire did about $100,000 in damage. no word yet on the cause. police are looking for three men who tied up a san francisco family and robbed them during an overnight break- in. it happened just before 4 a.m. at a home on sloat boulevard in the pine lake park neighborhood. the robbers got away with jewelry, purses and cash. the victims were not hurt. a well deserved moment of praise today for two san francisco police officers who saved a newborn's life. the officers from the bayview
station responded to a call last wednesday about a woman bleeding. well, the next thing they knew a man on the street was handed them an unresponsive baby. officers noticed something wasn't right so they started cpr. >> having two young children, i know what a baby should look like when it's first born. and this baby showed no signs. there was no movement. no screaming. no crying. >> no. but they did a great job. the baby was revived, taken to the hospital and he is doing well. police believe that the mother had serious substance abuse problems. the baby is going to be in the custody of child protective services while the circumstances surrounding his discovery are investigated. do you need a cleanse? no, not a juice detox. we're talking about your finances. where one family found big savings and how the spending fast could even improve your health. i think most people think that they are really rational when they go shopping. they have no idea that they are actually you understand assault. >> you think you're a savvy
shopper? how your trip to the mall is specifically designed to make you do one thing. leave! with less money than you showed up with. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
people kick start a diet, or break bad eating habits. we, now some people are applyine idea to their finances. c-b five consumerwatch rep you probability heard about cleanses for diet and eating habits. now some people are applying the idea to their finances. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter
julie watts has a follow-up on one family's experiment with a financial diet. >> reporter: she admits not spending money for a week is a headache. >> had some coffee but not nearly enough. >> reporter: but the financial planner says it was a wake-up call. >> it was tough! it was very tough. >> reporter: last week, she and her family went on a financial cleanse, a seven-day experiment in frugality. she hoped it would change the way they decide to spend money. >> for me, the goal was to just have the experience and see what came out of it. >> reporter: what came was a realization of how much and how often they spend on life's little luxuries. by her estimation, at least $60 a day, just for her immediate family. >> my daughter said she missed going to the local deli and getting a great sandwich for lunch . >> not being able to go to the movies was tough. >> reporter: the brother-in- law, who is also part of the
household, found he had a lot more free time. time he put to good use. >> did some things actually to improve myself as far as my skills. >> reporter: he brushed up on computer skills and she found creative ways to get around her normal spending like getting someone else to pay for parking by giving them a ride. >> i got my parking fee paid for and they didn't have to take a taxi. >> reporter: another benefit? it also sparked numerous conversations about money with her kids. >> it brought up dinner table conversation about the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables versus a box of macaroni and cheese. >> reporter: just a few of the valuable lessons she hopes they are only beginning to pay off. >> i feel tremendously grateful for what we have. and i feel like we need to make more changes. >> reporter: now, to get ready for the cleanse, the family paid their bills in advance and purchased about $230 worth of food. now, some financial experts say you could also do an abbreviated version for a
couple of days, to see where, how and when you spend money. hopefully save. >> great idea. retailers are working long and hard trying to get to you spend your money. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman shows us when you're at the mall, there's more going on than meets the eye. it's calculated to put you in the mood to spend. >> way too much jewelry. >> reporter: jack farmer didn't need it but he bought it. >> so i'm very particular about what i spend money on. >> reporter: maybe elaine of south san francisco has more self-control. there may be more to it than that, though. >> i think most people think that they are really rational when they go shopping. they have no idea that they are actually under assault in the mall. >> reporter: consumer psychologist kit yarrow has looked at studies about consuming and asked her for the highlights so you don't have to do the work. you're busy shopping, after all of, amidst all that red. >> the holiday colors of red and green actually couldn't be worse in terms of budgeting.
>> reporter: red stimulates the senses and spending according to studies. >> so they wouldn't just use red to get people spending but it is a color that you would always see for things that are on sale for example. >> reporter: smell something funny? >> one of our favorite scents of the holiday season is peppermint and peppermint has been shown to cause arousal and that translates to spending. >> reporter: let's stick to the spending part of that. notice what you smell while you're shopping. and notice stuff stuck in the center of the aisles, not there by chance. >> tables block the way so that you'll stop. it turns out that when people touch things, they're twice as likely to buy them. >> reporter: stuff in the center of the shelves most likely to sell and then to the right. >> they will reach with their hand to the right and at that point, then, once they touched it there's a better chance they will buy it. >> reporter: so retailers use tricks to help you buy stuff. this helps you how?
at least new know it, you can understand it and you will stop and think before you're tempted to buy something like this. at serramonte mall, mike sugerman, cbs 5. if you like it cold and crisp, this is your type of weather. >> people are looking for the christmas feel which often we don't get around here. >> they need a peppermint latte! >> for many reasons perhaps. [ laughter ] >> i wasn't going to fall for that one, allen. all right. here we go. it feels like winter outside, doesn't it? chilly night. some rain out there. we're still 4 days away from winter beginning. here we go another chilly afternoon. concord 53. that's it. san francisco 53. livermore 54. right now in san jose, it's 55. and we still are mainly cloudy in santa rosa, 50 degrees. radar is clear, wasn't that way this morning. we had some scattered showers but right now, hi-def doppler is mainly dry and i this we are going to stay that way for about 36 hours. that's a bay area we certainly
have earned. it's rained 12 of the past 19 days including some showers that we had today. now, tonight, with some clearing, we'll be back down to the 30s again, santa rosa 35, napa 35, fairfield 34. concord down to 36 and livermore all the way down to 35 degrees. so here's what we have going on in the atmosphere. we have a big area of upper level low pressure to our north and west. that's opened the floodgates for all this cold canadian alaskan arctic area to spill down as far south as the bay area. so the next couple of days we'll have dry days and cold nights especially tomorrow night, which likely will be the coldest night of the season. but we get a break from the rain tomorrow and also wednesday. then we really turn on the rain starting thursday. another round of soaking rainfall like we had at the start of the month. we'll have about four straight days of rain as the jet stream will be headed toward the bay area thursday through sunday each day looking wet. dry, chilly tomorrow. chilly the next several days
and wet toward the end of the week. highs in the 50s tomorrow again san jose 54, palo alto 53. union city 53. shopping tomorrow in concord, 53 degrees. that's it. but we'll be dry. dublin 52. low 50s for san leandro. extended forecast, dry streak ends on wednesday. then we get sogging. that's the last shopping weekend before christmas and it will be for all intents and purposes a washout. >> oy. >> have to go in the mall and smell the peppermint. >> warm up. >> and grab the red. >> to the right. [ laughter ] thanks, paul. hawaii center daniel inoue one. longest serving lawmakers in american history has die. inouye was the longest serving center and the president mow tell of the senate making him third in line to presidential succession. he was also the highest ranking asian-american politician in u.s. history and a world war ii medal of honor recipient.
he was 88. today nasa crashed into the mood according to plan. how the end of one mission will be a tribute to a groundbreaking astronaut. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
a new offer and some new optimism in washington that so-called fiscal cliff may b tara mergener o those are nice holiday numbers. how about this? a new offer and new optimism in washington. the so-called "fiscal cliff" may be avoided. cbs reporter tara mergener on the talks pushing forward at the highest levels. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner refused to answer questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a
year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> reporter: boehner is also offering to increase the federal debt receiving for a year which allows the government to pay its bills. but some republicans wanted to use the threat of default to demand more spending cuts. >> and they are still exchanging offers but moving to the middle and i was very encouraged by the boehner offer. >> reporter: alice rivlin served as a member of the president's debt commission. she believes neither side is foolish enough to let the nation go over the cliff. but she says our leaders must find a way to reduce debt for future generations. if no deal is reached before the end of the year, automatic spending cuts will kick in and taxes will go up for all americans. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. a pair of nasa spacecraft
were deliberatedly crashed into a mountaineer the moon's north pole -- mountain near the moon's north pole today ending our look at our nearest neighbor. engineers command the twin spacecraft ebb and flow to burn and crash. it was a successful mission, according to the project manager. >> we know more about the gravity now of the moon than any other body in the universe and so the mission has been very successful very proud of our team and unfortunately, it's time for it to end. >> nasa says it dedicated the impact site in honor of sally ride, the first american woman in space who died earlier this year. today in newtown, connecticut, they laid to rest two of 20 children murdered in their school on friday. there are important new developments in the investigation, plus our new
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for pennies just to buy bread. how bay area sisters became each other's source of strength. those stories and much more tonight at 6:00. >> student rising above. that's good. "cbs evening news" with scott pelley coming up next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> pelley: tonight, saying goodbye, jack pinto and noah pozner, six years old. the first of 20 first graders from sandy hook school to be laid to rest. jim axelrod is in newtown, connecticut. bob orr and seth doane have new bovelopments in the investigation. ew'll hear from an eyewitness who survived. >> i can see his feet and his legs from the knees down, and his feet were facing in my direction, and i just froze with fear. >> pelley: and america's first father remembers the children we lost.